Tag Archives: Rolleiflex

rolling with the punches

Toronto. This ad appeared in the September, 1939 issue of Popular Mechanics. At the time, Burleigh Brooks was the American importer of various German cameras including the Rollei. This ad was likely submitted about 3 months earlier in June of … Continue reading

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belly-button school of photography

Toronto. Camera makers tried to categorize their products as having a better way to make photos. Using a waist level finder was one way – introducing the “belly-button school of photography” – a term of which I had never heard … Continue reading

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something’s wrong with this picture

Toronto. In 1992, the late Glenn Frey, released the album Strange Weather. Included was the song Love in the 21st Century which includes the above line. Frey was the front man and writer for the dysfunctional rock band the Eagles. When … Continue reading

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Rene Groebli – his early work

Toronto. The folks at the Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna sent me an email Saturaday promoting two photographers with exhibits in the gallery from early April to mid June of this year. The photo and icon at left translates to “the … Continue reading

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Bye-bye little Rollei

Toronto. My friend Russ Forfar sent me this heads up today. Collectors the world over will be saddened at the demise of the familiar Rolleiflex line. When I was a kid,  the twin lens reflex made by Rollei was a famous alternative to a … Continue reading

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